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New York City Police said on December 11 that they were investigating an explosion of “unknown origin” in busy downtown Manhattan, and that people were being evacuated.

A law enforcement official says what is believed to be an explosive device has been set off on Manhattan subway platform. The official said that a man had an explosive device strapped on when it exploded.

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The explosion happened around 7.30am on December 11. Details were still developing.

A person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries.

There was no immediate word of any other injuries.

Passengers were evacuated as a precaution from the subway line where the explosion happened, near 40th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Media reports said at least one person had been detained after the blast near the Port Authority transit terminal, close to Times Square.